verb de·part \di-ˈpärt, dē-\

: to leave a place especially to start a journey ( US )

: to leave a job or position

: to change something or do something in a different way

Full Definition of DEPART

intransitive verb
a :  to go away :  leave
b :  die
:  to turn aside :  deviate
transitive verb
:  to go away from :  leave

Examples of DEPART

  1. The group is scheduled to depart tomorrow at 8:00 a.m.
  2. Our flight departs at 6:15 a.m.
  3. The train departed the station on time.
  4. He is departing after 20 years with the company.

Origin of DEPART

Middle English, to divide, part company, from Anglo-French departir, from de- + partir to divide, from Latin partire, from part-, pars part
First Known Use: 13th century


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